The Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) is an independent research center at the University of Washington. Its mission is to monitor global health conditions and health systems, as well as to evaluate interventions, initiatives, and reforms. IHME carries out a range of projects within different research areas including: the Global Burden of Diseases, Injuries, and Risk Factors; Future Health Scenarios; Costs and Cost Effectiveness; Resource Tracking; and Impact Evaluations. The aim is to provide policymakers, donors, and researchers with the highest-quality quantitative evidence base to make decisions that achieve better health.
IHME has an excellent opportunity for a Researcher to join our Neonatal and Child Health Team.
You will primarily work with the Neonatal and Child Health Team with a focus on analyzing and producing key estimates for multiple aspects of maternal and child nutrition as it relates to developmental and health outcomes. Specific causes under the purview of the NCH team include congenital birth defects, hemoglobinopathies, cerebral palsy, neonatal/perinatal disorders, low birth weight and prematurity, anemia, child growth and anthropometrics, malnutrition, suboptimal breastfeeding, maternal care, and oral/dental health. IHME researchers analyze and produce key estimates for their assigned research team and will assess all available quantitative data – including those on causes of death, epidemiology, and a range of determinants such as education and income – from surveys, vital registration, censuses, literature, registries, and administrative records. Using established modeling tools and through creation of novel code, researchers incorporate all relevant data to produce the most up-to-date and scientifically credible results.
For more information or to apply, please visit the online job post: https://uwhires.admin.washington.edu/ENG/candidates/default.cfm?szCategory=jobprofile&szOrderID=208216
About University of Washington - Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation
The Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) is an independent global health research center at the University of Washington that provides rigorous and comparable measurement of the world's most important health problems and evaluates the strategies used to address them. IHME makes this information freely available so that policymakers have the evidence they need to make informed decisions about how to allocate resources to best improve population health.
IHME aspires to make available to the world high-quality information on population health, its determinants, and the performance of health systems. We seek to achieve this directly, by catalyzing the work of others, and by training researchers as well as policymakers.
Our mission is to improve the health of the world’s populations by providing the best information on population health.
IHME’s research is organized around answering three critical questions that are essential to understanding the current state of population health and the strategies necessary to improve it.
- What are the world's major health problems?
- How well is society addressing these problems?
- How do we best dedicate resources to maximize health improvement?